TOKYO Dec 15 Japan's Nikkei rose fractionally
on Thursday in choppy trade as the dollar surged against the yen
after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates for the first time
in a year and hinted further hikes could come at a faster pace
than the market had expected.
The Nikkei share average rose 0.1 percent to
19,273.79 after dipping into negative territory.
The Topix rose 0.3 percent to 1,542.72 after turning
positive on the year earlier.
In early trade, the Topix briefly traded above 1,547.30, the
closing price of the last trading day of 2015.
The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 0.2 percent to
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Eric Meijer)